Following ten successful years of collaboration, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence has requested DCAF-ISSAT’s support to run the first part of the two ESDC SSR training courses from March 30 – April 5 and October 10-15, 2020. These tailored level 1 SSR trainings is the first part of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) Core Courses taking place in April and October 2020. It will be conducted by the Austrian Ministry of Defence and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), in collaboration with DCAF-ISSAT. DCAF-ISSAT’s trainers will be involved in course preparations at the venue from Monday 30 March to Saturday 4 April and again from Monday October 5 to Saturday October 10.
This international training course will bring together approximately 25 to 30 participants from different ministries and governmental institutions, personnel serving in different international and regional organisations and international crisis response missions/operations as well as personnel from NGOs and Think Tanks.
The first part of the training will include components of the DCAF-ISSAT’s level 1 introductory training. Topics to be addressed by DCAF-ISSAT will include concept, policy framework and contexts of SSR, governance, SSR in post-conflict contexts, the role of civil society and non-state security actors in SSR, the coordination for SSR as well as cross-cutting issues such as the human rights and gender equality standards. Special attention will be paid to the introduction of practical examples through case studies. Interactive co-learning methodologies and simulation exercises that encourage participants to share their own experiences will be used throughout the course.
Mandating organisation / agency / department / ministry
Mandate outputs / products
- Pre and post-course coordination meetings.
- Training course including - course description, PowerPoint presentations, participant handouts
- Pre-course questionnaire and post-course mission report
Intended immediate outcomes of mandate
At the end of the course, through hands-on experiential learning, participants are expected to be able to: